May 14, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; A general view of a Buffalo Bills helmet used during organized team activities at Bills Healthy Zone Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Russ Brandon insists Buffalo Bills aren’t for sale


There have been rumors that rock star Bon Jovi was considering buying the Buffalo Bills as part of a group. Since, Bills CEO Russ Brandon went on WGR Radio in Buffalo to say that the Bill aren’t for sale.

“Mr. [Ralph] Wilson is the owner of this franchise,” Brandon said, via Mike Rodak of ESPN.com.  “We expect him to be the owner for many, many years.”

That is interesting considering that Wilson is 95 years old.

“Obviously it was a great way to start off my bye [week] Sunday, when I heard the news of this and listening to all of the nonsense relative to it,” Brandon told WGR.  “If we had to discuss and speak to every single individual that would have interest in buying an NFL franchise, that’s all you would talk about on your show. . . .

“Anyone that is interested in buying an NFL franchise goes through the vetting process with the league,” Brandon said. “There’s a lot of interest.  I know the Bon Jovi thing piqued a lot of interest.  But if next week a hedge fund broker from New York City wants to buy an NFL franchise, is that a big story as well?  We’re going to just keep chasing ghosts if every time someone wants to buy an NFL franchise, we get brought up and it’s a part of this discussion.”

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